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Remove #Articulate publishing from your Flash debug cycle

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 11:53

I recently saw @elearning's screenr on how to reduce time by avoiding re-importing Flash into your Articulate project each time you make a change to the Flash file. http://screenr.com/WTN

It prompted me to share a time saver I use to avoid having to republish/preview Articulate each time a make a change Flash file. It particularly comes in handy when working with the Articulate API because many of the APIs functions don’t really work until you have published your Articulate course.

Lock/unlock game slides with Articulate API

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 12:25

After viewing my previous post"Making Forklift eLearning Interesting w/Examples"
A few folks wanted a peek at the code I use to lock the Articulate course until the user completed the game.
It's actually only a few lines
This section is near the top of my code:

var ArtAPI = _level0.ArtAPI;
slidenum = ArtAPI.GetCurrentSlide();
_level44.Presentation.Slides[0].Slide[slidenum - 1].waitforuser[0]._value = "true"; 
if(!_global.baseHit){

Making Forklift eLearning Interesting w/Examples

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 09:36

About a year ago I was presented the opportunity to create some online training for folks getting certified to drive a forklift. The objectives were to familiarize them with the parts and pieces of the forklift, point out differences between forklifts/cars, and stress safety.
Right away I thought... "This could get boring for the student within a few slides!" So I set out to build some useful interactions and look for ways to display data in a non-traditional format.

Print Quizmaker results w/javascript #screenr #Articulate

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 12:59

In the Articulate Forums Squid asks:
"I'm using a kiosk that has the toolbar locked down to prevent internet surfing. Is there a way to print to a network printer without a print icon?"
Basically all that needs to be done is to create a button with a hyperlink to javascript:window.print();
I created a quick screenr to demo it.

SCORM & Articulate: Help regarding multiple SCOs in 1 package?

Submitted by Kingsley πŸ‘‘ on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:22

We haven't really used SCORM much because our LMS doesn't have an easy way to upload it. That issue will soon be resolved.
I would like to be able to publish several Articulate courses and then combine them into one package. I don't really even know where to begin.
The goal is to let the learner move from one course (SCO) to the next seamlessly.
I assume I publish each course and then edit the existing xml files or create new ones...
Hopefully there is a free/opensource solution that will automate this.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.